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“Not a bad place at all!” 4 of 5 stars
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Red Lion
47 High Street, Stretham, Ely CB6 3LD, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Stretham B&B and Inns
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“Not a bad place at all!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2006

I have to disagree slightly with this post. What the reviewer did not point out was that they stayed overnight on a Sunday evening. The cooking goes from 12 noon until 8pm on a Sunday. All other times (I stayed on a Wednesday evening) the restaurant is available from 7pm until 9pm for first orders, and remains open until they have finished their meal. Pretty much like any normal restaurant to be honest.

I found the room exceptionally clean, with a village style and was more than adequate. All rooms had ceiling fans, and it was extremely quiet.

The staff were more than helpful, anything I needed they were able to assist, and double checked that I was happy with the answer.

My only criticism would be that during hot weather / late evenings, the beer garden is situated directly next to the accommodation space, and whilst I am sure that the staff would encourage them to leave soon after closing, people were still around until midnight. However, closing the windows and putting the fan on meant it did not really concern me greatly.

All rooms are non smoking, and the food was very very good. Incidentally, if you have a tomtom, just put in the village of stretham, because the postcode will take you to Ely! Its the correct postcode its tomtoms fault, also new roads mean that they are not on it either!

  • Stayed July 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2006

We booked the Red Lion on the Late Rooms website and chose it because it was close to Ely where we planned to visit the following day. We arrived at the pub at 8.05pm and checked in. We dumped our bags and came down to the bar for a drink and a look at the menu. It was then we were informed that the restaurant closed for new orders at 8pm. It would have been nice if we'd been told that when we arrived as we could probably have gone straight in. There were still people in the restaurant when we returned some 3 hours later. We did ask if there were any other places to eat but were told that there was only a fish and chip shop in the village.

Our room was very comfortable and nicely decorated. We had a hospitality tray for making tea, coffee and hot chocolate and there was a trouser press , hairdryer and TV. The bathroom was quite small and had a shower cubicle rather than a bath. We encountered a problem with the hot water the following morning when it suddenly stopped and went cold. We later found out that we weren't alone and just about everyone else had had the same thing happen.

My husband had the cooked breakfast and said it was very tasty and filling.

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Address: 47 High Street, Stretham, Ely CB6 3LD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Ely > Stretham
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Stretham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
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